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Nursery Windows: Defining the Light

One of the easiest ways to dress up your room is to add window treatments. Drapery, roman shades, cornices and valances are the tools of the trade. Dress up the room by framing your window with fabrics to add texture and height. For most of us, dealing with the windows in a nursery is important—we need to keep tiny ones on track with night and day, so function is a must.

Cornices and valances create drama with their grand scale. Defining the area around the window commands attention.

Room by My Old Country House

Unexpected twists on classics always work well on windows. Put a modern perspective on sweet and romantic ruffled drapes with a pop of yellow. The simple color palette and white accents help keep this room from being to overdone.

image via Domino Mag

Any time you frame or create a statement around an area of light, you add to the decor. Light sets the mood whether you are looking to create nighttime serenity or daytime happiness. Tie it up, pull it back or create a look all of your own around your window. Invite the outside in via a grande frame.

Nursery by Annette Tatum

Roman shades and other woven blinds are a graphic statement, perfectly outlining the window with punch and impact. Add a border or a valance to the shade and you create layering within the window frame.

Room by Caitlin Wilson Home

Nursery by Thom Filicia via Decor Pad

You can get creative too. There are all types of looks you can choose. Whatever your choice—roman shades, balloon type, shades with borders, boxes, soft folded shades, wovens or solids—use your windows as an opportunity to add dimension and decor to the room. It’s all in the details.

About the author
Santa Monica, CA based Annette is the creator of the interior decor lines, House, Little House and Annette Tatum Collections. She is also the author of The Well-Dressed Home, which features her universal style guide for translating your sense of fashion into home design.
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  • Lesli DeVito

    Thanks for including me in such a talented bunch…!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ross.neytiri Ross Neytiri

    It’s really great to be at a time when there are many ways to fashionably dress up windows. Gone were the days when the stylish thing were heavy draperies.

  • vera

    I just made a curtain of colorful glass beads for mine. It looks really amazing when the sunshine hits them and they cast a colorful shimmer into the room.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kimmy.doraine Kimmy Doraine

    Please share a photo here, vera. We’d love to see how it looks:D

  • Shelly

    Where did you purchase the roman shades in the Caitlin Wilson nursery?

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